ACC unveils biotech incubator plans at virtual groundbreaking

Science industry representatives and community leaders joined Austin Community College as it unveiled plans for its Advanced Commercialization ACCelerator at a virtual groundbreaking February 4 in ACC Highland.

Approximately 200 guests viewed architectural renderings of the facility and demonstrations by biotechnology students, and participated in a countdown marking the beginning of construction, which is expected to take 10 months. Watch a video of the event and the virtual demolition:

The business incubator will provide companies with the specialized equipment, wet-lab space, and conference areas they need to transform their research and concepts to marketable products. ACC students will be able to take advantage of real-world learning opportunities.

“We’re going to see hundreds of millions of dollars of additional economic activity and thousands of jobs created by the kinds of things that are going to happen right here,” said Texas Sen. Kirk Watson. “This is a day for us to celebrate. This is a day for us to be extraordinarily proud of what it means to be a Central Texan and to have a college that, when it calls itself a community college, knows what it’s saying because it’s really embracing the community’s needs and the community’s vision.”

See photos from the event below.

Austin Community College Advanced Commercialization Accelerator

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